Detroit Film Theatre
BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK
Friday, June 24, 2011 – Sunday, July 03, 2011
(USA/2010—directed by Richard Press)
“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editor Anna Wintour. The “Bill” in question is 80-something New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures as (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—all of whom who appear in the film out of their fondness for Bill) downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is an unparalleled expression of time, place and individual flair in our greatest city. This is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace. (85 min.)
“A great documentary for a deserving legend.” –Mark Mikin, Esquire
Friday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 3 at 4:30 p.m.